Buttigieg has a race card and he wants to play

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Seemingly desperate to boost his declining poll numbers, Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has taken to, it would appear, using the race card to earn himself a spot in the Democrats’ “victimhood Olympics.”

How so? Responding to President Donald Trump’s trash-talking tweets on Sunday, Buttigieg posted tweets complaining about the alleged racism that his purportedly “brown” skinned immigrant father had experienced.

Look:

These tweets caught the attention of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. During his monologue Tuesday evening, he mocked the 2020 contender for trying to portray him and his family as victims, when in reality he’d grown up in a very well-off, privileged household of … white people.

“Well, the Democrat presidential race has devolved into the victimhood Olympics,” Carlson began. “You gotta be a victim, or you can’t compete.”

“This is tough for people like Cory Booker who grew up in an affluent family — both parents were IBM executives — who was a Rhodes scholar, went to Yale Law School, but they’re pretending to be oppressed anyway. Others like Joe Biden have found themselves in the wrong side. Biden’s now described as an oppressor, told to shuffle off into the ash heap of history.”

Then he turned his attention to Buttigieg.

“Pete Buttigieg is in a weird position, though,” he said. “Buttigieg wants to be president, so he has to be a victim, but it’s kind of hard to pose as one.”

Why? Because as noted earlier, the 2020 contender’s life story is one of privilege.

“He went to Harvard,” Carlson explained. “Child of a college professor. Then he got a Rhodes scholarship. Then he was a consultant for McKinsey. Now he’s Wall Street’s favorite Democratic candidate, at the age of 37. How can he possibly claim to be a victim or oppressed? Easy. Pete Buttigieg is the victim of racism. Huh, you say?”

Carlson then read Buttigieg’s tweets on air.

Listen, via FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight“:

“Keep in mind Pete Buttigieg’s dad, who seems pretty European [he immigrated to the states from the European nation of Malta], was a professor at Notre Dame — one of the country’s elite colleges,” he continued afterward.

“Yet even he couldn’t escape America’s all-consuming racism. And that’s the most important thing to know. America is racist, says Pete Buttigieg. Hateful and racist. And he’s been a victim of that racism. But you know what? You can atone for that racism by making him the president — that’s his pitch. Greatest story of the year. Pete Buttigieg — a victim of racism.”

While it’s not fully clear that this was what the 2020 contender had been aiming for with his tweet, the way he wrote it does suggest he was trying to score “victimhood Olympics” points.

For instance, the alleged racist who yelled at Buttigieg’s dad did so while his dad was attending an anti-Reagan protest. Moreover, he said “go home,” not “go home to your country.”

Is it possible the guy had been a pro-Reagan Republican who’d been annoyed at seeing Buttigieg’s dad and his peers protesting the president that he personally supported?

And then there’s the fact that Buttigieg’s dad isn’t even brown-skinned, which therefore makes it seem as if he was trying to pretend he’s something that he clearly is not:

That’s exactly “what Democrats” do indeed. It’s always about race or gender or some other immutable trait. Just a day after Buttigieg posted his victimhood-laced tweet, fellow 2020 contender Beto O’Rourke revealed publicly that he’s descended from slave owners.

“Something that we’ve been talking about in town hall meetings —  the legacy of slavery in the United States  — now has a much more personal connection,” he tweeted. “I was recently given documents showing that both Amy and I are descended from people who owned slaves.”

The tweet earned widespread mockery because it’s already fairly well established that most white Americans have slave-owning ancestors. So why did O’Rourke tout his own slave-owning ancestry? Likely to appease the Democrat Party growing obsession with race, race, race.

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Vivek Saxena

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